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Three Separate Grass/Stubble Fires Dot Parts of Central SD Sunday

UNDATED – (DRG News) Some central South Dakota emergency crews spent their Sunday putting out fires. The Fort Pierre Fire Department was called about 1:15 p.m. to the report that a grass fire was burning about 20-25 miles south of Fort Pierre on Highway 1806 near Lower Brule Farms. Fire Chief Rick Cronin says on arrival, firefighters found...
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Additional State Offices Close Due to Storm in Central South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. – Due to the strong winter storm impacting the area, State offices in Central South Dakota will close today, effective immediately. Gov. Dennis Daugaard has ordered the offices in Campbell, Haakon, Hughes, Potter, Stanley, Sully and Walworth counties to close today (Monday), effective immediately. These offices are closing in addition to offices already...
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Mayor Laurie Gill Issues No Travel Advisory For Pierre

(From the City of Pierre) PIERRE, SD – Mayor Laurie R. Gill of Pierre has issued a “No Travel Advisory” within the City limits of Pierre.  According to Mayor Gill the weather conditions have greatly deteriorated,  “Blowing snow and poor visibility coupled with cold temperatures are impacting public safety, therefore I feel it is...
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DOT Says Storm Closing Some Roads in Dakotas

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A spring snowstorm in the Upper Midwest is forcing authorities to close parts of Interstates 90 and 29. The South Dakota Department of Transportation has closed I-90 between Exit 67 at Ellsworth Air Force Base and Exit 110 at Wall. Officials say white-out conditions with zero to near-zero visibility, icy...
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Early Spring Blizzard Pummels the Upper Midwest

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A spring snowstorm in the Upper Midwest is shutting down schools and government offices, making travel hazardous for motorists and life miserable for cattle ranchers in the midst of calving season. The National Weather Service has issued blizzard warnings for much of the Dakotas and part of Minnesota, with snow...
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3 More SD Properties Added to National Register

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Three more South Dakota properties have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register is the list of properties the federal government deems worthy of recognition and preservation. The South Dakota State Historical Society says the recent additions are the Sievers School in rural Faulk County,...
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Deadline Arriving for Health Insurance Sign-Ups

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A spring blizzard moving into South Dakota could make residents’ last-ditch efforts to sign up for health care difficult as the deadline approaches. The open enrollment period for health insurance ends at 11 p.m. CDT Monday. Insurers and advocates are encouraging residents who may miss their appointment with an...
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Anticlimactic Finish for SD Legislative Session

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature has wrapped up the 2014 session after a final meeting with scant business on the agenda. Lawmakers spent less than 15 minutes in their chambers Monday finishing the formalities of the session. The last day of the session, known as “veto day,” is typically used to...
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Weekend House Fire in Mobridge

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) The Mobridge Fire Department, Police Department, and Ambulance Service dealt with a house fire over the weekend.  On Saturday, March 29, shortly before 10 a.m. the departments were called to the 300 block of fourth avenue west for a house fire. The departments were called out several more times...
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Redistricting Reflects South Dakota’s Urban Shift

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Having just one U.S. House seat in South Dakota makes congressional redistricting moot, but the once-a-decade process carries its share of complexities on the state legislative front. The Republican majority again got to call the shots on new boundaries in 2011. State GOP officials say their redistricting plan was...
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